Oct 01, 2018 2018-10-01
To help teachers and their students celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15–October 15), ¡Colorín Colorado! features free research-based information, resources, and tools for teaching English language learners (ELLs). Created in partnership with Reading Rockets and the American Federation of Teachers, this one-stop shop includes information about Latino cultures and values; strategies for assessing and placing ELLs; best instructional practices for teaching vocabulary, reading, and content areas; and author interviews and other engaging videos. ¡Colorín Colorado! also offers T.ELL.E-GRAM, an enewsletter especially for educators, as well as a Teacher Sampler Pack with ready-to-use assessment and reading checklists, and progress forms. In addition to the many resources ready to download for use in the classroom, ¡Colorín Colorado! provides Reaching Out to Hispanic Parents of ELLs, a toolkit with workshop ideas, handouts, and bilingual video components to involve Hispanic parents in the classroom; and El Boletín Informativo, a Spanish-language newsletter for parents. Educators can also join the organization’s free professional development webcasts on teaching ELLs, anytime. The ¡Colorín Colorado! website is accessible in English and Spanish.